can be effective for relaxation, pain management, reduced anxiety and depression
include improved sleep, improved digestion, and stronger self-esteem
Reiki in Medicine
Many hospitals in the USA are beginning to offer Reiki for patients before and after surgery, as requested by the patient
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Reiki is a Japanese relaxation technique developed to reduce stress in order to promote physical and mental healing. Reiki comes from two other words - Rei meaning Universal and Ki meaning energy. The sensations a client may feel can range from warmth to coolness and tingling. Reiki is a gentle energy modality.
“Reiki practitioners receive energy from the universe and this energy is amplified and passed to patients via the laying on of hands. Put simply, Reiki awakens the natural healing powers we all possess but which lie dormant, untapped.” (Hayashi Sensei as remembered by Chiyoko Sensei in Tadao Yamacughi’s book (Light on the Origins of Reiki).
A Reiki treatment can give the client deep relaxation, which stimulates, supports, and accelerates the body’s natural healing ability. Reiki can help your body by helping it to clear out toxins, which often leads to lower pain levels. Releasing and clearing toxins can recharge and rebalance your energy and vitality. Reiki awakens our body’s own natural healing powers and can work well in conjunction with traditional medicine; however, Reiki treatments are no substitute for appropriate medical or psychological treatment.
After a brief discussion between the practitioner and the client about their health issues, the client lies fully clothed on a massage table in a tranquil environment. Your Reiki practitioner, who has undergone supervised hands-on training, will place their hands on the client’s head, shoulders, feet, and area of pain during the session, which can last from 60 to 90 minutes. The Reiki practitioner is a conduit for the Reiki to go to areas of the body experiencing discomfort. Recipients experience a range of feelings from comforting warmth to soothing cold. Often times a client’s relaxation can turn into a peaceful, restorative nap. Reiki is still at work!
During the Reiki treatment, toxins are dissolved and can be released by the body. Reactions then may include headache or even nausea. These are normal reactions and just a sign that cleansing is taking place. Your body is moving toward a healthier state. To assist your body in clearing out toxins; be sure to drink plenty of water and rest. Make sure to call with any questions or concerns, and schedule another Reiki session!
There are many benefits to Reiki sessions, including:
- Pain management
- Reduced Anxiety and Depression
- Stress reduction
- Improved Sleep
- Improved Digestion
Hospitals around the US are using Reiki as a relaxation technique for patients before and after surgery, as requested by the patient. Reiki volunteers serve in hospitals such as Brigham Women and Children Hospital, Boston and George Washington University Hospital’s Center for Integrative Medicine, among others. Even though results from Reiki are difficult to quantify and scientifically measure, like any pathway toward improved health, feeling better in itself is a success.